Value exchange in API business models: APIs Unplugged

In this episode, Mike and Matt dig into the notion of API business models. Inspired by the thinking of Clayton Christensen, Alex Osterwalder, Melissa Perri, and others, they examine the concepts of value networks and value exchange to propose a method for mapping out digital business models powered by APIs. Have a listen here:

API Activism with Shelby Switzer: APIs Unplugged

For this episode, Matt McLarty and Mike Amundsen sat down with world-traveler and self-described civic technologist Shelby Switzer (@switzerly). Born in South Carolina, Switzer has a passion for adventure and civic engagement. Her travels have taken her to Trinity College at the University of Cambridge in the UK, Malaysia, Mt. Everest base camp and Nepal, and The Democratic Republic of Congo. Back in the U.S., she’s been involved with a handful of tech startups focused on health and wellness and is currently working for the U.S.

3 tips for driving API consumption: APIs Unplugged

In this episode, Mike and Matt are joined by special guest Stephen Fishman, Regional Vice President of Customer Success Architecture at MuleSoft and longtime API product expert. Stephen shares insights on product-oriented approaches to API design, development, and lifecycle management. Topics range from API discoverability to launch strategies to a relentless focus on API consumers. Have a listen here:

Inside an API product company: APIs Unplugged

With special guest Lorinda Brandon of Twilio.

In this episode of APIs Unplugged, Mike and Matt sat down with Twilio’s Director of Software Engineering, Lorinda Brandon. Brandon has extensive experience both as an engineer and a product manager — leading technical and product teams at Twilio, Capital One, SmartBear, EMC, Intuit, Interleaf, and the U.S. Air Force. We wanted to ask her about her current work with Twilio and SendGrid along with her work in product management throughout the evolution of software products from packaged disks to on-demand APIs.

3 API business-focus areas for 2020: APIs Unplugged

Following the technological trends discussed in Episode 1, Mike Amundsen (MuleSoft API Strategy Advisor) and Matt McLarty (MuleSoft Global API Strategy Leader) discuss API-related business and organizational trends they see for 2020 in Episode 2 of the APIs Unplugged podcast. These trends range from product design and product management thinking being applied to API development, to an increase in market maturity for external APIs, to a greater level of decentralization in organizations building and supporting API products.

Top 4 API tech trends in 2020: APIs Unplugged

As we enter a new decade, APIs are involved in many current technology trends. Web APIs are common in microservices, service mesh, public cloud platforms, machine learning, and smart devices. In this inaugural episode of the APIs Unplugged podcast, Mike Amundsen (MuleSoft API Strategy Advisor) and Matt McLarty (MuleSoft Global API Strategy Leader) discuss the most significant technical trends related to APIs for 2020.